The Mission of the Inyo County Public Works Department is to provide high quality maintenance and enhancement of the County's public works infrastructure in a fiduciary and environmentally responsible manner, while preserving and enhancing quality of life and public safety.
Project: Proposed Airline Service at the Bishop Airport
Description and Location: Inyo County proposes to initiate commercial airline service at the Bishop Airport (BIH). The Proposed Project includes the amendment of the Operations Specifications for United Airlines (United Express) to allow scheduled commercial air service to BIH, and the issuance of an Airport Operating Certificate (Class I) pursuant to 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139.
Environmental Review: Inyo County prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), and an Initial Study (IS) to evaluate and disclose the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed airline service at the Bishop Airport. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and the IS was prepared pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. The Final EA was submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the FAA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision on August 12, 2021. For purposes of CEQA, Inyo County Planning Commission adopted a Negative Declaration on July 28, 2021, and the Notice of Determination was filed with the Inyo County Clerk Recorder on August 11, 2021.
The final documents are available for download below under the heading Current Projects - Environmental Documents. Hard copies are available upon request at the Bishop Library, Mammoth Lakes Library, and Inyo County Public Works Office.